Patrolman John Monahan

Patrolman John Monahan

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, January 27, 1895

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John Monahan

Patrolman John Monahan was on duty at the car barns at O’Neil and Halsted Streets. At approximately 12:30 a.m., an electric street car was turned on. Patrolman Monahan was standing at the entrance and was unable to escape from the car’s path. The officer was crushed between the street car and a wall.

Officer Monahan had served with the agency for seven years and was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery. He was survived by his three children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 3179

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar

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Officer Monahan's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-28-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

March 28, 2018

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